This Christmas, Zoggs is donating 500 pairs of goggles to children with disabilities. We are supporting the national swimming charity Level Water who arrange 20,000 one-to-one swimming lessons each year for children with disabilities. As some children around the country return to their lessons, we hope these goggles will make the return to the pool that little bit more fun and exciting for Level Water’s swimmers.
The charity is encouraging children to use their goggles in the bath over Christmas, to practice blowing bubbles and get used to the water again, before their lessons restart in the coming months.
Level Water works at ninety pools across the country, providing bespoke one-to-one lessons for children with disabilities. Without this extra attention, many children with disabilities will never learn to swim, and could miss out on the joy of a quick dip in the river or jump into the pool.
Toby, 9, has spastic quadriplegia and swims in Putney Leisure Centre. He started Level Water lessons in 2016 when he couldn’t get in the water by himself and he’s now joining the triathlon team at his local school. His teacher, Alex, describes him as a ‘very big fish’ and the family can now all go swimming together.
We are delighted to support Level Water and the children they work with. After a tough year, we hope to bring a little smile to many children’s faces this Christmas.